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MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
a fiscal cliff deal. we'll have a live report coming your way at the top of the hour. just a few minutes from now. first, in today's office politics, alex has a conversation with lester holt. she asks him how he became to be an aviation expert for the network and the huge role music plays in his life. we'll talk about two stories of haunting images he'll never forget. >> i traveled to somalia in the '90s. to be thrust in a situation where people are starving to death. you can't be more foreign to the world we know. it was extremely dangerous. it was then and still is a land of anarchy. it was a place that anything could happen and it did. but, you know, those are some of the images i saw. the other is the earthquake in haiti. i have never seen death on quite that scale before. i mean literally arms and limbs poking from rubble. the scene that will forever remain with me there was i can't even call it a mass grave. it was a dumping ground of bodies where they simply pushed bodies in a field. it was just, chilling. it was one of those scenes you look at and, you know, you are not s
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> new year's resolution? will a last-minute fiscal cliff deal get done? and if it does what will it look like. >>> we have a deal. we may still get hit with an automatic tax hike. how much will that cost you? in time for the new year, a new snowstorm headed to the northeast. we'll let you know how bad this will get. and the yore in review, up with of the most unique and appalling takes on the year in review. good morning to you all. welcome to weekends with alex witt. no alex today. taking a much deserved weekend off. i'm t.j. holmes, good to be with you. new this morning, president obama outlining his course of action if we all go off the cliff. >> if an agreement isn't reached on time, then i'll urge the senate to hold an up-or-down vote on a basic package that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends vital unemployment insurance for americans looking for a job and lays the ground work for more economic growth and deficit reduction. >> the president is optimistic that a deal can be reached midnight on new year's eve. listen to senate minority leader mitch mcconne
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am PST
fiscal cliff. got less than three days to go now, folks. at the same time in his weekly address today, the president says he's preparing a plan of action if no deal is reached. >> if an agreement isn't reached on time, then i'll urge the senate to hold an up or down vote on a basic package that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends vital unemployment insurance for americans looking for a job, and lays the ground work for future progress on more economic growth and deficit reduction. >> republicans say they want a deal as well, but they highlighted their biggest sticking points today in their weekly address. listen now to missouri senator roy blount. >> senate democrats have spent months drawing partisan lines in the sand. the president's proposal to raise tax on the top 2% of americans won't even pay one-third of the annual interest that's now owed on this massive $16 trillion debt. in fact, the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> the senate is set to reconvene sunday at 1:00 eastern time. the house expected to be in session sunday. are going to start around 2:00 with the first votes coming aro
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